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Main Title Renewable fuel standard : potential economic and environmental effects of U.S. biofuel policy /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Economic and Environmental Impacts of Increasing Biofuels Production.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 773828613
ISBN 9780309187510; 0309187516
Subjects Biomass energy industries--Standards--United States. ; Renewable energy sources--Standards--United States. ; Biomass energy--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Energy crops industry--United States. ; Energy policy--United States.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  HD9502.5.B543U658 2011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/22/2012 DISPERSAL
ELAM  HD9502.5.B543U658 2011 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 07/09/2012
ELBM  HD9502.5.B543U658 2011 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/19/2021
EOAM  TP339 .C6 2011 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 02/21/2012
ERAM  HD9502.5.B543 U658 2011 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 10/29/2012
Collation xxi, 393 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Biofuel supply chain -- Projected supply of cellulosic biomass -- The economics and economic effects of biofuel production -- Environmental effects and tradeoffs of biofuels -- Barriers to achieving RFS2 [Renewable Fuel Standard]. "In the United States, we have come to depend on plentiful and inexpensive energy to support our economy and lifestyles. In recent years, many questions have been raised regarding the sustainability of our current pattern of high consumption of nonrenewable energy and its environmental consequences. Further, because the United States imports about 55 percent of the nation's consumption of crude oil, there are additional concerns about the security of supply. Hence, efforts are being made to find alternatives to our current pathway, including greater energy efficiency and use of energy sources that could lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as nuclear and renewable sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. The United States has a long history with biofuels and the nation is on a course charted to achieve a substantial increase in biofuels. Renewable Fuel Standard evaluates the economic and environmental consequences of increasing biofuels production as a result of Renewable Fuels Standard, as amended by EISA (RFS2). The report describes biofuels produced in 2010 and those projected to be produced and consumed by 2022, reviews model projections and other estimates of the relative impact on the prices of land, and discusses the potential environmental harm and benefits of biofuels production and the barriers to achieving the RFS2 consumption mandate. Policy makers, investors, leaders in the transportation sector, and others with concerns for the environment, economy, and energy security can rely on the recommendations provided in this report."--Publisher's description.